Volume 39 – #08

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Volume 39#08

August 12 – August 25, 2014

Germany’s stamp marking the nation’s 2014 World Cup final victory over Argentina was printed before the two teams kicked off.

Germany marks World Cup win with same-day stamp issue

Germany has celebrated its FIFA World Cup victory with a stamp, announced just hours after the 1-0 extra time win against Argentina on July 13. The design shows the legs of a German player, and those of an opponent wearing Argentine colours, running toward a ball. Over top the image are the words Deutschland Fussball Weltmeister 2014, which roughly translates as Germany World Football Champions 2014, and the value of €0.60. The stamp was designed by Lutz Mense, and printed for Deutsche Post by security printer Giesecke & Devrient, of Munich. The stamps are produced in panes of 10 , with scores from Germany’s other matches in the World Cup tournament in the selvedge. Continue reading →

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CSN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Take advantage 
of the summer doldrums

The summer tends to mean the doldrums when it comes to stamp collecting. Sure the American Philatelic Society has its big event, but major shows are generally not held in mid-summer. Similarly, many clubs pretty much shut down during the summer months. It makes sense. Summer is a time when people are on vacation, or …

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By Bret Evans
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Stamping Grounds
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Philatelic Profile
Biology study unit all about the flora, fauna
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